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AmeriCorps saw significant gains in participation in Arizona beginning in 2009, followed by a drop of almost 1,000 participants in 2013-2014. Officials say an improving economy could be part of the reason. (Cronkite News chart by Camaron Stevenson)

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As economy picks up in Arizona, interest in AmeriCorps slows down

After nearly doubling between 2007 and 2013, the number of AmeriCorps participants in Arizona has dropped about 30 percent in the past year, according to the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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As economy picks up in Arizona, interest in AmeriCorps slows down

After nearly doubling between 2007 and 2013, the number of AmeriCorps participants in Arizona has dropped about 30 percent in the past year, according to the Corporation for National and Community Service.